So, after months of faffing around peering at different Wiki implementations, I've finally made my Big Decision. I'm moving all of commonhouse's wikis over to MoinMoin. It looks like the Wiki for me: extensible, a nice bunch of prepared macros, vibrant developer community, written in Python - plus it just hit 1.0.
My big questions, though, couldn't be answered by staring at READMEs. I needed to know where I could hack MoinMoin to run many instances of different wikis off the one copy; whether I could keep all the data in the slightly weird places commonhouse likes to keep data. And could I easily copy the existing wikis over from the existing wikis we already run? To answer those, I had to install the little fella.
I did all but the porting of old wikidom tonight, in about an hour. The most idiosyncratic stuff I did by changing about four lines of code in moins_config.py, and some slight mod_rewrite fu. The rest was a breeze. Fun even.
Moinmoin has an XML-RPC interface, and I'm going to try to use that to port the old C2.com style wikis over tomorrow night. Then I'm going to play around with its calendar and blogging macros. Oh yes.